Black Star Shines With ‘SNL’ Performances And Madlib As Visitor

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The powerhouse duo of Black Star lit up the stage as musical company as Dave Chappelle hosted SNL final weekend, with Madlib additionally becoming a member of in.

Final Saturday (Nov. 12), Dave Chappelle was the SNL host for the third time. This time was extra distinctive, because the duo of Black Star – Talib Kweli and Yaasin Bey (previously often known as Mos Def) – joined him as musical company. Chappelle, who co-hosts The Midnight Miracle podcast with the 2 rappers along with being nice associates with them, launched the duo as “Brooklyn’s best rappers” for his or her first track, “So Be It.”

The observe, from their newest album No Concern of Time, showcased the fiery depth from Black Star, backed up by the stellar producer and artist Madlib, who manned the turntables. No Concern of Time has garnered important reward from many regardless of not being broadly out there on streaming platforms. Kweli and Bey made the choice to launch the sequel to their lauded debut after 24 years on the Luminary podcast community earlier this yr.

They’d observe up with one other observe from the album, “The principle factor is to maintain the principle factor the principle factor” with Madlib once more lending help. Madlib was additionally liable for everything of the manufacturing of No Concern of Time.

Calling the looks a “profession milestone,” Kweli spoke in regards to the significance of being on the long-running selection comedy present. “I can’t recall seeing a extra Hip-Hop, a extra unbiased group than Black Star to ever do SNL,” he mentioned in an interview. “So I’m positively excited to signify for the tradition.”

Shortly after their look, Black Star introduced that they’d be doing a present in New York Metropolis on Nov. 15. The Midnight Miracle podcast may even be returning for a second season later this yr, which they introduced final Saturday via an Instagram put up.